Habits are what form our entire lives.
But these habits go so much further than the horrible habit of biting your nails or popping your knuckles. Your mind carries its own habits as well. Habitual thoughts – this is what we are going to work on and this is one of the most important parts of changing your life. My 5 day Raise Your Vibration challenge is targeted towards shifting your negative thought patterns, banishing limiting beliefs and rewriting your stories… once these are established, these will be your new habits!
Day One – The Perfect Morning Routine
Day Two – Pay Attention To How You Feel
Day Three – Banish Limiting Beliefs
Day Four – Matching Your Vibration
Day Five – Give Energy + Receive Energy
Day One – Creating The Perfect Morning Routine
You have probably heard this time and time again, but I cannot stress it enough! Your morning routine begins your morning on your own terms, you set the intention for the day, the mood, the mindset, your morning routine is the time you create for yourself to ensure that you are starting the day with the right mindset. And with one day, comes a week, comes a month, comes a life of creating your life on your own terms.
Another reason why a morning routine is so important, is it gives you a reason to wake up in the morning. I slept in far too much before I started my morning routine. It gives you something to look forward to and you will grow to cherish this time.
I recommend waking up at least a half hour earlier than you regularly do. Start with this and work your way up. Find an area that you cannot be disturbed, turn on some sort of music if you like, a meditation playlist would work best, and move your body.
I am not here to tell you that you need to become some yoga master, maybe just do some simple stretching, but wake your body up, get your heart rate up a little.
If you have not meditated before, I cannot stress enough how much this has changed my life. Rarely do we sit with ourselves and take the time to slow our mind. This goes far beyond just sitting criss-cross for five minutes, this trains your mind to be more focused, less distracted and more at peace throughout the day.
Whether you have twenty minutes or two minutes, start to create this as a habit for yourself.
This is another practice that is so imperative to starting your day off right. After your meditation, take a few minutes to say out loud some of the things you are grateful for. Whether it be to simply be alive, for your warm cup of coffee, that you have a job to go to. Mention these things and feel the feelings of gratitude.
This shifts your mindset before you head off into the world, to focus on the positive things, the things to be grateful for, before you can have a chance to begin focusing on the negative.
You may begin to notice that you have so much to be grateful for and the dissatisfactory notes seem to disappear. This technique has changed my life. It is part of your challenge to begin this routine every morning.
My Personal Morning Routine –
Day 2 – Pay Attention To How You Feel
The Law of Attraction states that you bring about what you think about. This seems so simple, but unfortunately, many people are in the habit of thinking negatively, and therefore attracting more negativity.
Now I’m not asking you to pay attention to your every thought, this just sounds impossible and so intimidating! It is much easier to tune into how you are feeling on a daily basis.
Pause for a moment, several times a day and ask yourself, “how am I feeling,” “is this what I want to continue to attract into my life?”
These are such simple statements, but really bring yourself to realize that if you do not make a conscious effort to choose positivity, than you are also choosing negativity.
Because this is not yet a habit in your life, here is a helpful tip. Set a timer on your phone for every four hours of the day, make a note on it, TUNE IN or something that will remind you to tune into how you are feeling.
Ask yourself those questions, “how am I feeling,” “is this emotion negative or positive,” “Is this the feeling I want to attract more of into my life?” Be honest with yourself, you don’t need to prove this to anyone else but yourself. And make a conscious effort to choose differently.
Sometimes what I just stated above seems easier said than done. So here is a tip as to how you can shift your mindset in an instant.
- Tune in and ask yourself the questions above
- Leave the area of which you are in to be alone with yourself
- Take a deep breath in… and when you let it out, imagine you are letting out negative emotions
- When you bring back in, imagine you are bringing in all the happiness in the world. All the energy that the Universe has to hold, breathe in that connection.
- State out loud, “I recognize that I am feeling ____ and I recognize that this does not serve me, so I let this emotion go. I choose happiness in this moment. And so it is, and so it is, and so it is.”
Day Three – Banishing Limiting Beliefs
Today’s practice can be done in the morning or at night… or both! This is a journal prompt that I want you to follow today, and make a habit to do so.
Journal Prompt #1
- Think about the goals that you have for yourself. What is that BIG thing that you want to accomplish? Do not think small here, think BIG!
- Write down the 5 limiting beliefs that you have for yourself that you believe are in your way from accomplishing these goals.
- On another piece of paper, write down the exact opposite of the correlated limiting belief, go into detail + realize how much the limiting belief was a lie that you were telling yourself.
Now write down all the affirmations of which you want to come into your life. For example, if you want to become an entrepreneur, write down…
“I am so grateful that I work for myself, I am a strong, successful business woman and I love what I do. I help others and I am excited to get up every day. I am confident, I am full of ideas, I am inspiring.”
This let’s these beliefs sink into your subconscious and make them a reality.
Day Four – Matching Your Vibration
Today is about taking it a step further. If you’ve been sticking to these daily habits, you should already be noticing a slight change in your mindset throughout the day.
Law Of Vibration
It’s important to understand that everything in this Universe is energy. I am energy, you are energy, this phone or computer you’re looking at is energy. Everything at its core is vibrating.
One of my favorite Laws of the Universe is the Law of Vibration. This works similarly to the Law of Attraction, though at a deeper level.
Your emotions attract that of a similar vibration. A positive thought pattern radiates at a positive vibration, and that is how that positive energy is drawn to you, and vice-versa.
There is a vibration associated with money, with love, confidence… there is a vibration to just about every emotion!
This is another reason why mantras are another good attribute to your morning meditation! Simply doing “OM’s” can elevate your aura and help you get into a deeper state of meditation.
There is an exact science as to which frequency vibrates to which emotion. You can easily find meditations with this frequency for free online. This playlist has some of my favorites.
For today, your assignment is to add mantras to your meditations, “OM” is an effective and popular one. And to also listen to one of the sleep meditations in my playlist or one of your own, that is associated with an emotion you’d like to manifest.
Day Five – Give Energy + Receive Energy
Today is the last day of your challenge. Hopefully you have established a firm foundation of raising your vibration every day, so now it’s time to move on to the last step that takes this energy to the next level. This is spreading that light to others.
A Positive Aura
Positive energy radiates beyond your own self. Yes, if you are in a positive light, the people around you can feel it without you saying a damn thing, it affects other people’s energy as well and that is the beauty of raising your own vibration… it helps 10+ more people do the same.
When you spread your light, your light begins to grow even more, you’ll be surprised how much this fuels your soul when you begin to do this.
- Start by not partaking in negative talk and gossip. When someone begins to talk about these things with you. Remain positive and move onto another subject with more of a positive impact.
- Another thing you can do is spread a smile to anyone who looks your way, you’ll be surprised how much this can change other people’s emotions… and your own.
- Give someone a compliment!
- Give light to the people who need it or people you love during your daily meditations.
These tools are just the beginning in your spiritual growth and also the most important. They are the exact tools that I used to change my mindset and my negative habits.
Practice these habits every day, change them up a bit, customize them for yourself and you will find yourself having so much energy to radiate.
Go back to this challenge whenever you find it necessary!